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Robotics and Lasers

F-16 Robotic Laser Coating Removal System at Hill AFB, UT.  Photo courtesy US Air Force.

Better Sustainment through Advanced Technology

UDRI's highly skilled Robotics and Lasers researchers and technicians provide technology support that enables speedy implementation into existing maintenance processes.

In a recent effort, our program managers oversaw and coordinated research and application of the F-16 Robotic Laser Coating Removal System installed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah (video below). This robotic laser technology safely and efficiently de-paints aircraft in a fraction of the time required by legacy operations and produces far less hazardous waste.

Capabilities

  • 3D capturing and image processing
  • Application of robotics technology for Air Force sustainment application
  • Large area mapping via drone capability
  • Optimization, screening and testing of laser technology for Air Force sustainment application

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Top: F-16 Robotic Laser Coating Removal System at Hill AFB, UT.  Photo courtesy US Air Force.

AFLCMC F-16 Robotic Laser Coating Removal System

This video shows how the system removes topcoat and primer coatings from both metallic and composite substrates on the F-16 Falcon. Benefits include improved weapon system availability, reduced environmental impact, better substrate life expectancy, increased depot throughput, and no workers exposed to hazardous waste.

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